published Saturday, January 26th, 2013

UTC Lady Mocs edge App State 59-55

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team saw its 15-point second half lead disappear. But the Lady Mocs edged past Appalachian State in the final minutes for a 59-55 win to keep UTC in first place in the Southern Conference.

The Lady Mocs made one field goal in the final 15:41. They scored 15 points in that stretch, with 13 coming at the free-throw line.

UTC trailed 55-53 with 2:16 to play and Taylor Hall tied the game with a jumper. Kayla Christopher hit a pair of free throws with 33.6 seconds left to put UTC up 57-55 and Taylor Hall iced the game with two free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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